Today we start with a photo of Noli (Cub #207) looking out of the acclimation pen into the Wild Enclosure. We can imagine that she is eager to get outside. The curators are waiting to see if she will climb. Cubs have to be able to climb – their lives literally depend on it.
The curators decided to test her by making her climb to find the grapes that she loves to eat.
Meanwhile, the other cubs spend most of their time in trees in the Wild Enclosure. Climbing is a built in skill that cubs have.
In the other Wild Enclosure, Woody is glimpsed on occasion, as in this photo.
Next time we’ll see the results of Noli’s “test.” We hope she passes!